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" THREE Poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next in majesty •, In both the last. The force of Nature could no further go ; To make a third, she joined the former two. "
The British Martial: Or, An Anthology of English Epigrams: Being the Largest ... - Página 120
1806
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Old Humphrey's Walks in London and Its Neighbourhood

Old Humphrey - 1845 - 279 páginas
...Milton moulders. Dryden's fines on the three great poets, Homer, Virgil, and Milton, are well known.. " Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn; The first in majesty of thought surpass'd, The next in gracefulness ; in both, the last. The force of nature could...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 384 páginas
...friends from death 1 Can it soothe the king of terrors, or mitigate the agonies of the dying? VARIETIES. Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftineaa of thought surpassed ; The next, in majesty ; in both, the last. The force of nature could...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volumen79

1876
...outside wall recorded the date of his death, and the following inscription by the poet Dryden : — " Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn ; The lint in loftiness of thought surpast ; The next in majesty ; in both the last. The force of nature...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...live to Thee. Doddridge. II. LINES UNDER MILTON'S PORTRAIT. THREE poets in three distant ages horn, Greece, Italy, and England, did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed ; The next in majesty ; in both the last. The force of nature could no further go , To make...
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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic ..., Volúmenes1-2

1846
...poem because it was not the first, a description which reminds us of Dryden's clever epigram : — Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...England did adorn : The first in loftiness of thought surpass'd, The next in majesty ; in both the last. The force of nature could no further go : To make...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volumen1

Robert Chambers - 1847
...go, As harbinger of heaven, the way to show, The way which thou so well hast learnt below. — [On lates' rage. He gave UH this eternal spring surpass'd, The next in majesty ; in IxHh the ¡.MI . The force of nature could no further go ; To make...
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Summer excursions in ... Kent, along the banks of the rivers Thames and Medway

1847 - 306 páginas
...if he, with English pride, goes muttering on his way the lines now cut into the corner stone : — " Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...England, did adorn ; The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty — in both the last: The force of Nature could no further go, To form...
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A critique on the critics; or, The Britannia, Athenæum, and clique unmasked

William Richard Harris (writer of verse.) - 1847 - 71 páginas
...on?"—"No!"—Churton's Literary Rtgigter. Napoleon : an Epic Poem. By William Richard Harris. Longman & Co. " Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn." So sung a rhymer in the last century. Had he lived to our time, he would have added— " But lo ! a...
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Guesses at Truth: Second Series

Julius Charles Hare, Augustus William Hare - 1848 - 383 páginas
...thoughts into so small a space, than are crowded into its last four lines. Does the reader remember it ? Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...majesty ; in both the last. The force of Nature could no further go : To make a third, she joined the former two. As these lines are on the author of Paradise...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower - 1853 - 426 páginas
...open. Perhaps we cannot do better than to conclude what we would say with the following stanza : — ON MILTON. " Three poets in three distant ages born,...England, did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed ; The next in majesty ; In both the last ; The force of nature could no further go ; To make...
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